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Alan Shearer harrumphs: Keegan hasn’t yet approached me

Since the appointment of Kevin Keegan as the manager of the troubled English Premier League club Newcastle United, the media has been going frenzy about the addition of the Geordie legend Alan Shearer to the unit. But as Sky Sports reports, Shearer himself has denied that Keegan has approached him with any offer whatsoever.

Shearer told the BBC:

I haven’t considered it – I haven’t had anything to consider, to be honest. First and foremost, I don’t know whether Kevin wants me as his No.2, and I don’t know whether I want to be a No.2. He hasn’t been in the job very long. He needs to go into the football club and have a look around and see what he needs, whether he needs to bring his own people in or stick with the people who are already there. But if he was to ring me, then of course I would speak to him because I have great respect for him. I am sure he will do well and whoever he brings in, if anyone, it will be for the benefit of the football club.

Shearer has always been tipped to manage his beloved Newcastle one day but he is certainly not experienced enough to hold the reigns at this point of time. Newcastle did indeed think (or rather, were reported to be contemplating) about offering him the appointment letter but Keegan is certainly a better option for the time being. But Shearer is guaranteed to manage the club sometime in the future and certainly working under Keegan would be a good way to earn some vital experience mandatory for top level management.

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